McCormick County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. As of 2000, the population is 9,958. Its county seat is McCormick6.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,020 km˛ (394 mi˛). 931 km˛ (360 mi˛) of it is land and 89 km˛ (34 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 8.71% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 9,958 people, 3,558 households, and 2,604 families residing in the county. The population density is 11/km˛ (28/mi˛). There are 4,459 housing units at an average density of 5/km˛ (12/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 44.78% White, 53.88% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. 0.86% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 3,558 households out of which 24.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.80% are married couples living together, 17.60% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.80% are non-families. 24.40% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.20% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.39 and the average family size is 2.82.
In the county, the population is spread out with 19.50% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 28.10% from 45 to 64, and 16.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 113.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 115.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $31,577, and the median income for a family is $38,822. Males have a median income of $28,824 versus $21,587 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,770. 17.90% of the population and 15.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 26.50% of those under the age of 18 and 11.90% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Cities and towns
- Clarks Hill
- Mount Carmel
- Plum Branch